Ezekiel Elliott is having some difficulty finding a new team following his release from the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year.
The 27-year-old running back spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cowboys and will likely be playing in a new uniform next season, though there are rumors claiming he could be brought back before the start of next term.
According to Kimberly A. Martin of ESPN, general managers around the NFL believe that the player has “lost a step.”
Martin has also suggested that the RB might not find a new team anytime soon, adding that the player is in no rush and wants to join a franchise that could compete for championships.
“The market that Elliott wants just may not be there,” she said during NFL Live (H/T Brobible.com). “They (General Managers) think he can be productive but that he lost a step.”
Elliot rushed for 876 yards last season, averaging a meager 3.8 yards per carry to mark career lows in both categories. He also ranked as one of the least efficient players in his position, per NextGen Stats, with Tony Pollard emerging as a significantly better option.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Zeke was drafted as the fourth overall pick in 2016 and was one of the best rushers during his early years, having led the league in rushing in his rookie year, as well as in 2018.
It’s now thought that his best bet would be a team looking for a back that can be effective in short-yardage or goal-line situations.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.